Teenager dies as car hits bungalow

By Craig RobinsonA TEENAGER was killed last night after the car he was driving crashed into a bungalow.The accident happened at 7.30pm yesterday at the junction of Coopers Lane and Jameson Road in Clacton.

By Craig Robinson

A TEENAGER was killed last night after the car he was driving crashed into a bungalow.

The accident happened at 7.30pm yesterday at the junction of Coopers Lane and Jameson Road in Clacton.

The driver of the car, which is believed to have been a soft-top BMW, was aged in his late teens and was pronounced dead at the scene.


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It is thought his car first collided with the upper part of a wall of a bungalow before hitting a neighbouring bungalow and landing upside down in the driveway.

Although a woman who was passing by had to be treated for an asthma attack, no-one else was injured in the crash.

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The owners of the bungalows, a single occupant and an elderly couple, were unhurt, but shaken up by the experience.

A spokesman for Essex Ambulance Service said an ambulance, emergency care practitioner and a paramedic manager had all sent to the scene.

“We were called to an accident involving a single vehicle at the junction of Coopers Lane and Jameson Road in Clacton-on-Sea at 7.30pm,” he said.

“Unfortunately, however, when paramedics arrived there was nothing they could do for the male teenage driver and he was pronounced dead at the scene.

“All the occupants living in the bungalows were checked by paramedics and they were unhurt, although understandably very shocked.

“A female passer-by was treated for an asthma attack and had to be taken home by paramedics.”

An Essex Fire Service spokesman said two crews from Clacton and the rescue tender from Colchester had been sent to the crash.

“There was one male casualty severely trapped with serious injuries. Crews using heavy cutting equipment extricated the casualty, who unfortunately was pronounced fatal at the scene by ambulance personnel,” he said.

“Gas and electrical supplies to the house were affected, resulting in the need for engineers to attend and make safe. The police are to carry out an investigation as to the cause of this unfortunate incident.”

Essex Police control room staff refused last night to give any information about the incident.

craig.robinson@eadt.co.uk

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